LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2004, 08:09 AM   #1
sixth_sense
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 99

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Suggestion needed for IMAP/POP3


Hi,

what does the IMAP do ? I know this is almost similar like pop3 protocol, but difference is when pop3 is used, mail from server got downloaded. but in case of IMAP, a copy still remain on the server... (??? really ?). But i think this is not the main difference.

If I want to install a mail server with postfix. Do i both need to have pop3 and IMAP running on the server ? or I can use SMTP with IMAP.

Plz suggest.

Last edited by sixth_sense; 03-20-2004 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 08:20 AM   #2
markus1982
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Stuttgart (Germany)
Distribution: Debian/GNU Linux
Posts: 1,467

Rep: Reputation: 46
Postfix is just an SMTP server. It does not provide POP3/IMAP access. As of POP3/IMAP you can take a look at Cyrus or dovecot. Cyrus is known to behave well in large setups as of lots of users.

For the difference part I suggest you google ... for instance 1 result is http://help.isu.edu/disppage.php?doc_id=94&sec_id=17
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IMAP/POP3 problem barghota Linux - General 2 07-14-2005 11:57 AM
pop3/imap client? Thinking Linux - Networking 2 05-06-2005 12:30 PM
POP3 Imap Problems Cynthia Blue Linux - Software 2 11-13-2004 11:55 PM
pop3 / imap daemon markus1982 Linux - Software 1 03-03-2003 04:06 PM
IMP, IMAP, POP3, what do I need... ? ifm Linux - Software 2 08-02-2002 11:24 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration